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08/01/19
 -08/31/19
Art Isle: Rebecca Woodhouse

As is the gallery's tradition of reinvention, for the 2019 show season we introduce the concept of the ART AiSLE.
The gallery dedicates a specific area on a monthly basis to host a new body of work that highlights female artists from the Pacific Northwest. Our featured artist for August is  Rebecca Woodhouse.

 


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08/22/19
National Historical Park Special Programs

Former park historian, Mike Vouri, presents an evening talk at the Pickett House about famed leader, George Pickett, and his role in the building crisis that brought the country to the brink of war. Program begins at 6pm.
 

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08/23/19
 -08/24/19
2019 Pod Nod

Pod Nod overnight marine adventures return this summer to The Whale Museum! These popular “pajama party” sleepovers are geared for children ages 6 to 11 and will be held on the following Fridays: July 12, August 2, and August 23. Pod Nods are led by Museum Educators with assistance from other adult professionals.  Youth participants will learn to value whales and their environment through art projects, science labs, games, the traditional flashlight tour of the Exhibit Hall, and a bedtime movie. 

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08/23/19
Sway Wild

Sway Wild (Featuring Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer)


Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw are back at it with new perspective, a new name, and a new sound. Sway Wild is their own unique blend of indie-rock, folk, funk and pop, influenced heavily by all the wild things around and within them.

Known as a standout electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy Fer fills the stage with her strong yet poised guitar solos, defying long-held gender barriers for female guitarists. Dave McGraw’s emotional songwriting riffs on natural elements of the world around him. 

The duo’s 2014 release Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and was praised by The Telegraph for “…soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing.” Together, their exceptional vocal harmonies coupled with Fer’s pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world. The pair has honed their skills touring extensively throughout the US and Europe. Winning over audiences anywhere from Alaska to Amsterdam, Sway Wild performs a heartfelt and dynamic blend of innovative folk, rock, pop and funk.


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08/23/19
San Juan Island National Historical Park Program

Park staff and volunteers lead tours of the Pickett House. This will be the first weekend for the house to be open following restoration efforts of the interior of the building re-establishing the historic look of the structure. Program runs from 10am – 3pm.
 

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08/23/19
Afterglow Evenings at Cynthia's

Local Music, Locally Sourced Food, Local Garden Setting
Join us Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 for an evening of local music and local food thoughtfully prepared. Our Garden Patio is open and a wonderful setting for listening to local music and enjoying your evening. Upcoming Music -
8/23 - Daniel Day (Dan Deshon & Friends)
8/24 - Laura Chorba McKee
 

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08/24/19
Parking Lot Sale

Parking Lot Sale at the Mullis Center THIS SATURDAY!

 
 

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08/24/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30am to 1:00pm at Brickworks on 150 Nichols Street. The SJI Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. 
 

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08/24/19
11th Annual Parking Lot Sale

Do you have treasures that need to be sold? Sign-up for the 11th Annual Parking Lot Sale to be held on Sat, Aug 24 at the Mullis Center. Reserve a spot now. $25 for single/$40 for double space. We'll also have spaces inside for smaller collectibles and crafts. Contact Anna at mulliscenter@gmail.com for more information or to request a sign-up form.


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08/24/19
Port of Friday Harbor Fly In

The Port of Friday Harbor announces their Fly-In will take place on August 24th from 10am – 3pm at the Friday Harbor Airport. There will be aircraft on display, food & drink, and activities for all ages!

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08/24/19
Concourse dElegance

The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands in conjunction with the Rotary Club of San Juan Island invite the general public to the 13th annual custome and classic vehicles show. Located at San Juan Vineyard, Friday Harbor WA. For more details go to www.sanjuanconcours.org
 

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08/24/19
Wolf Hollow Presentation

Wolf Hollow mission to permit the well-being of the island wildlife.

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08/24/19
160th Anniversary of the Pig War

Join us at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art for an artist’s reception for Artist-in-Residence, Linda Hyatt Cancel who created a full exhibition of work to commemorate the park and the 160th anniversary of the crisis. The reception runs from 2-4pm and the admission fee is waived during this time.
 

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08/24/19
Port of Friday Harbor Summer Music

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturdays on the water at the Port of Friday Harbor Marina.
July 6th - One More Time Band
July 13th Budapest West
July 20th Desolation Sound
July 27th Rocky Bay Band
August 3rd River Rye
August 10th Roctopus
August 17th Mojo Nation
August 24th San Juan Jazz Quintet
Auguest 31st Rythmatics

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08/24/19
Afterglow Evenings at Cynthia's

Local Music, Locally Sourced Food, Local Garden Setting
Join us Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 for an evening of local music and local food thoughtfully prepared. Our Garden Patio is open and a wonderful setting for listening to local music and enjoying your evening. Upcoming Music -
8/23 - Daniel Day (Dan Deshon & Friends)
8/24 - Laura Chorba McKee
 

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08/24/19
Jazz at the Labs

The 19thannual Jazz at the Labs is coming!! Friday Harbor Laboratories will again host this popular event, with dinner and amazing music!
 

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08/24/19
Music by the Bay

English Camp hosts a Music by the Bay concert featuring Vocal Few. Throughout the join occupation of the island during Pig War, many concerts and community performances were frequent at English Camp. In that legacy, we continue to invite music and the arts in the park. Vocal Few is a Seattle area based singer/songwriter, folk pop duo singing songs about travel, change, dreams, and heartache. Concert runs 6:30 – 8:00 at the English Camp Parade Grounds.
 

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08/24/19
Coast Salish Speakers Series: Althea Wilson, Revitalizing Cultural Knowledge and Honoring Sacred Water



Althea Wilson, environmental filmmaker and Lummi Tribal Member, will be screening her film Revitalizing Cultural Knowledge and Honoring Sacred Water, about life in the Lummi fishing villages on the banks of the Nooksack River between 1925 and 1967. 

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08/25/19
Geology Walk English

English Camp parking lot join Ranger Jeff 2 mile walk to Young Hill.

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08/25/19
Tour Pickett House

Park staff and volunteers will be leading tours of the Pickett House. This will be the first weekend for the house to be open following restoration efforts of the interior of the building re-establishing the historic look of the structure. Program runs from 10am – 3pm.
 

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08/25/19
English Camp Tour

30 minute tour through English Camp, explore the buildings and grounds.

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08/25/19
Private Kidde talk at English Camp National Park

Private Willaim Kidde was a Royal Marine who served on the island in 1860's recounting everyday life.

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08/26/19
Private Kidde Story at English Camp

Private William Kidde was a Royal Marine who served on the island in the 1860's. His story re-told. 

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08/27/19
Southern Resident Killer Whale Foraging Areas

San Juan County Marine Program Coordinator, and Dr. Jason Wood, Lead Scientist with SMRU Consulting, will discuss “Protecting priority Southern Resident Killer Whale foraging areas in the San Juan Island.” This lecture will be held at the Whale Museum at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 27, as part of The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series.
 

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08/28/19
Erica Bauermeister Reading and Book Signing


 In a reading and signing cosponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients Erica Bauermeister will present her new book The Scent Keeper: A Novel.

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08/29/19
NOAA Emergency Response Division Lecture

On Thursday, August 29, Gary Shigenaka, Senior Biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Emergency Response Division (ERD) , will discuss “Oil spills and cetaceans: what we’ve learned from the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills.” This lecture will be held at the Whale Museum at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 29, as part of The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series.
 

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08/30/19
 -09/01/19
Third Annual Lakedale Resort Music Festival

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. 
The festival is open to all ages. It is produced by Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, and food will be provided by Tina’s Tacos. 
The performance lineup includes; Brian Nova Trio, Greta Matassa, Fred Radke, Stephanie Porter, Max Holmberg, Terry Miller, Primo Kim and Oliver Strasser with many more artists to be announced.
  • August 30, 2019 Evening Jam Session TBD
  • August 31, 2019 1 – 8 p.m.   
  • September 1, 2019 Noon – 4 p.m.

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08/31/19
 -09/01/19
Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

Summer Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

 

After a very successful concert in April, Melodious Notes is trying something new by being in the Gubelman for an evening and afternoon performance. This will give the audience an intimate setting so that they will be able to be up close and personal with the musicians. The performances are designed to be lighter and have more of a summer flavor. This also allows the musicians to use different combinations of instruments for small ensembles. And since it will be the end of summer, Melodious Notes will be able to more easily utilize off island and on island musicians in more interesting and unique combinations. 

Director Sue Collado says, "Many people don't realize that we don't all live in Friday Harbor, and we have become frequent fliers on the ferry to make these performances possible. These summer Melodious Notes concerts have typically been a part of Night Music, and so this is our first summer adventure on our own, and we are excited to be able to share these wonderful pieces with you. Please join us!"

 


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Sue (clarinet) will be joined by Hanneke Klein Robbenhaar (violin and viola), Elizabeth Schaltenbrand (piano), Kay Zavislak (piano)Pat Nelson (bassoon), Kim Breilein (flute), and Sasha von Dassow (cello). 

Some of the titles of the more fanciful pieces that will be performed are Chopsticks Variations, Hypnosis, Souffle Sonata (Batter Matter Patter), Fairy Tales (also known as Märchenerzählungen), and Nocturne. 

There will be solos by flute, cello, and piano. Small ensembles with viola and clarinet; flute, bassoon, and piano; clarinet, viola, and piano; and violin, cello, and piano. 

Composers include Randall Compton, Rebecca Clark, Ian Clarke, Gary Shocker, Chopin, Nicolai Kapustin, Robert Schumann, and Piazzolla.

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08/31/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30am to 1:00pm at Brickworks on 150 Nichols Street. The SJI Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. 
 

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08/31/19
Port of Friday Harbor Summer Music

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturdays on the water at the Port of Friday Harbor Marina.
July 6th - One More Time Band
July 13th Budapest West
July 20th Desolation Sound
July 27th Rocky Bay Band
August 3rd River Rye
August 10th Roctopus
August 17th Mojo Nation
August 24th San Juan Jazz Quintet
Auguest 31st Rythmatics

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09/06/19
 -09/08/19
Classic Film Series with Therese Finn: All Women


Hostess Therese Finn presents three films all or mostly written and acted by women, highlighting the silver screen’s portrayal of women in the Golden Age of Hollywood: Stage Door (1937, based on the play by Edna Ferber, stars Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller … all young up-and-coming actresses portraying young struggling actresses!); The Women (1939, screenplay by Anita Loos and Jane Murfro based on the play by Clare Boothe Luce, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell etc.); and Thirteen Women (1932, based on the best-seller by Tiffany Thayer, starring Myrna Loy and Irene Dunne–a pre-code romp through the murder mystery genre and the forerunner of later “slasher” movies!). 

 


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09/07/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30am to 1:00pm at Brickworks on 150 Nichols Street. The SJI Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. 
 

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09/07/19
Archipelago Collective Concert


Bassoonist Dana Jackson and Harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel comprise the ensemble known as BARP.  Join them for a noon-time family-friendly concert to learn more about these wonderful instruments and hear how they sound together.  


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09/09/19
Mullis Center Book Club reads The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Mullis Center library, free. The newly forming Mullis Center Book Club reads its second book, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Join in a lively discussion about the book moderated by librarian Beth Helstien. 


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09/13/19
 -09/14/19
Art Over The Harbor - A Fine Art Show

San Juan Island Fine Art Show

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09/14/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30am to 1:00pm at Brickworks on 150 Nichols Street. The SJI Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. 
 

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09/14/19
Open Mic for Writers


Held on the second Saturday of the month, Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. Don’t be shy, come read your work or just listen. You’ll be inspired to write more. For more information please contact Pam Herber at pjherber@interisland.net.


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09/17/19
Memory Cafe: Paul Arroyo - Songs of the 60s & 70s

 


San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. Captain Paul Arroyo will play and sing familiar songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Memory Café is for all islanders who want to enjoy music during the daytime and is a welcoming place for people with memory issues and their care partners. Light refreshments.

 


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09/18/19
Shona Aitken, The Wild Side: You Otter Take a Closer Look!





River Otter or Sea Otter–which are you more likely to see around the San Juans?  What are the differences between the two? Join Shona Aitken, Education Coordinator at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center, to find out more about these fascinating creatures.


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09/19/19
Literary Salon Finale with Laurie Orton


Well, it’s the end of an era!

Come and join Laurie for the last of the Literary Salons at the San Juan Island Library. Discuss books read, share memories, favorite titles and, as always, enjoy refreshments.


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09/20/19
Get Familiar with Your iPhone or iPad



San Juan Island Library meeting room, free.  Learn the basics of using your smartphone or tablet. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and maps and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download and organize apps. The last half hour will address features only cellular connected devices offer, like making calls and sending and receiving text messages. Bring your device and your Apple password.  Please register at the Library and pick up a checklist: limited space 


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09/20/19
Movie Dirt Rich

A film exploring carbon farming and other regenerative efforts to slow climate change. 6:00 PM social time, movie at 6:30 PM questions and answers afterwards with director Marcelina Cravat.

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09/21/19
San Juan Island Farmers Market

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30am to 1:00pm at Brickworks on 150 Nichols Street. The SJI Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. 
 

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09/21/19
 -09/22/19
San Juan Island Fall Farm Tours

Farms open for tours and questions answered. List of the farms open: Dancing Seeds Farm, Aurora Farms, Pear Point Farm, Oak Knoll Farm, Snowberry Farm, Red Roof Acres, San Juan Island Tea Farm,Sweet Earth Farm, San Juan Distillery. Check out link for places and times available. www.islandgrownsj.com
 

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